I like tattoos.  I have tattoos.  I want more tattoos.  Though there are certain places on my body that will (and should) remain tattoo free, that doesn’t stop me from the temptation of giving in to my wilder side once in awhile.  The solution?  Knucks!

What is a "knuck?" you might ask?  It is more than just a glove that leaves your fingertips free–it is the opportunity to express yourself (and avoid the permanence of real tattoos on your knuckles)!  What more could a girl want?

A couple of months ago, I found this pattern at Knitty.com and I couldn’t wait to try it.  It presented a few challenges for me, however, and I’ve had to make several "test gloves" before I got it.  First of all, it is the first project I’ve done with double pointed needles (with the acception of simple i-cord).  Second, the instructions are quite detailed and invariably I’d miss something important until it was really too late to do anything about it (that is, after the ends were woven and the glove was essentially completed).  Finally, I’ve been knitting for a few years now, but I’ve not really progressed beyond scarves, ponchos, and simple sweaters.  This pattern, therefore, has been a good learning experience for me.

After numerous tries, I’m finally on the right track:

WIP:  Knucks

Knucks on Hand

So as you can see, my knucks are unfinished and are still a blank slate.  I’m not sure what I’m going to write on them yet.  Any suggestions?

Check out this "Knuck Gallery."  Fun stuff.

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